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5 Tips for Fostering Kittens on a Budget

5 Tips for Fostering Kittens on a Budget

Fostering precious orphan kittens is hard work but extremely rewarding. I mean, who wouldn’t want to cuddle and play with kittens all day?    At first, very young kittens between newborn and 3 weeks will sleep most of the time. But between 4-5 weeks, magic happens […]

5 Reasons You Should Foster Kittens

5 Reasons You Should Foster Kittens

Springtime is kitten season and there are more than 20 million kittens are born this time of year who need a family. Sometimes mama cats get sick or stop nursing the kittens and they need a little human help to get a good start in […]

Jiffy Greenhouse Review: Seedlings Started

Jiffy Greenhouse Review: Seedlings Started

* This is not an affiliate post, all opinions are my own.   Sowing the Seeds I was in Walmart yesterday in the garden section looking for plant fertilizer for my new ferns. I came upon these seed starter trays and noticed how cheap they […]

I’m a Sucker for Baby Chicks

I’m a Sucker for Baby Chicks

I tried to resist. I tried not to look their way when I went to the feed store. I knew they were there but I was determined not to leave the store with chicks. I have my chickens at home – laying good, getting along […]

It’s Time to Start Your Baby on Pureed Food

It’s Time to Start Your Baby on Pureed Food

Advice on when to begin introducing solid food to babies has changed through the years. Too much advice can be overwhelming and cause a new mom to doubt her own views. Now is the time to use common sense. Your baby needs a more substantial diet […]

Three Month Schedule: Bring on the Food

Three Month Schedule: Bring on the Food

Check out the first post in this series- the newborn schedule.   Every time I bring a new baby home, I think those first few weeks of training him to sleep through the night or implementing my newborn schedule will never end. It is exhausting […]

Crying Infant: When It’s OK and When It’s Not

Crying Infant: When It’s OK and When It’s Not

You just finished feeding the baby, changed her diaper and laid her back down to sleep. It’s time to get busy catching up on the laundry and planning out dinner. You hear a little fussing and within a few minutes, she is crying uncontrollably in […]

Newborn Schedule: Bringing Baby Home to Join the Family

Newborn Schedule: Bringing Baby Home to Join the Family

My newborns slept through the night their first week home. I followed a newborn schedule. Yes, it was hard with the first baby in the beginning. But when I saw how my babies thrived on this schedule and I was well rested and making plenty of […]

Pyloric Stenosis: Why Your Newborn May Not Be Thriving

Pyloric Stenosis: Why Your Newborn May Not Be Thriving

What happens when a baby has pyloric stenosis?   At two weeks of age, my first born started spitting up his milk. He was breastfed at the time. The spitting up happened anytime from just after nursing to two hours later. And once it happened, […]

College Credits During High School With CLEP Exams

College Credits During High School With CLEP Exams

There is faster and more economical way to earn college credit by taking CLEP exams during high school.